Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Some gave all

September 15th 1940 Battle of Britain....Victory.

6 comments:

James Higham said...

How many will remember it?

Affer said...

There have been some elegant programmes on TV - not least of which was Geoffrey Wellum's 'First Light'. But as history gets written with the benefit of hindsight (ie, was Leigh-Mallory's plan so much better than Dowding's? Was Keith Park really a great tactician or just a pilot?), one fact remains: the RAF had about 700 frontline fighters available at the start, and a load of mainly young kids to fly them. If they hadn't fought the Luftwaffe to its knees, we would mow all be writing this in German. Could today's kids do it? I dunno.....

Electro-Kevin said...

They gave their all. But wouldn't you have too ?

Thud said...

Affer,Kev...I'd like to think there are still enough of us with a love of England that would enable us to perform as our fathers and grandfathers did.

DirtCrashr said...

God Bless 'em and thank 'em, that's quite a sight - and enough reason to never at the end of a sentence your verb put. Dammit German is the language from hell (and next to Russian with its 6-different cases).

Vinogirl said...

Dowding...part of Vinomaker's British ancestry.